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Ancient Greek Philosophers

Ancient Greek Philosophers

Are values relative or absolute? What is truth? The ancient Greek philosophers were among the first to ask fundamental questions about human existence, and this course provides an overview of key figures such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and examines their role in shaping history and society. The course will also apply philosophical lenses to analyze some of life’s "big questions" with new depth and perspective. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Continents State University
  • 3 semester credits at Continents State University
  • Continents State University Equivalency: ELE 10001: Ancient Greek Philosophers

Category: Humanities

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Accepted for transfer by Continents State University.

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Ancient Greek Philosophers

Course Description
Are values relative or absolute? What is truth? The ancient Greek philosophers were among the first to ask fundamental questions about human existence, and Sophia's Ancient Greek Philosophers course provides an overview of key figure such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and examines their role in shaping history and society. The course will also apply philosophical lenses to analyze some of life's "big questions" with new depth and perspective.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 4 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 1 Milestone assessment (this is like a test) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize the value of the study of philosophy and its application to everyday life
  • Identify the nature and significance of the major branches of philosophical inquiry
  • Understand the general philosophical positions and arguments of key ancient Greek philosophers
  • Understand the impact that ancient philosophical theories have had on history and society
  • Apply good philosophical logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills
  • Compare and contrast various philosophical approaches to essential philosophical questions
  • Apply philosophical approaches to real world situations

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This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Virginia N. on January 25, 2021
Short class, however, make sure you pay attention and really read the material. Difficulty about a 4/5
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by Stacy W. on January 25, 2021
I do not believe this class is laid out well. There is a lot of reading, which would be fine accept I do not believe most milestone answers are in the coursework. The glossary was pretty much useless and the questions seem designed to trip you up.
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by Hannah J. on January 25, 2021
This was a fun and easy class! I enjoyed taking this and definitely recommend it.
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by Vennesa E. on January 24, 2021
The course was great! My advice is to make sure to read the passages to get a better understanding.
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by Guadalupe B. on January 24, 2021
This course was tedious but I had so much fun learning!
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by Krissy S. on January 24, 2021
This course was okay. Very confusing and takes a lot of rereading. There are no videos. You must read everything or you will not understand the lesson. Overall I did pretty well with minimal study time. completed in 12 days with taking breaks in between.
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by Blayke R. on January 24, 2021
actually a really interesting course, a lot better than I originally anticipated.
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by Shavon D. on January 23, 2021
Short but intense, overall beats taking a typical college course on this subject!

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